HODGES, Charles Drury, (1810 - 1884)


HODGES, Charles Drury, a Representative from Illinois; born in Queen Anne, Talbot County, Md., February 4, 1810; attended the public schools and was graduated from Trinity College, Hartford, Conn., in 1829; studied law in Annapolis, Md.; was admitted to the bar in 1831 and commenced practice in Annapolis; moved to Carrollton, Ill., in 1833 and resumed the practice of law; also engaged in the mercantile business for a short time; member of the State house of representatives 1851-1853; elected judge of Greene County in 1854; reelected for a four-year term in 1858 but resigned in 1859 having been elected to Congress; secretary and treasurer of the St. Louis, Jacksonville & Chicago Railroad in 1858; afterward director for many years; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Thomas L. Harris and served from January 4 to March 3, 1859; was not a candidate for election to fill the vacancy in the Thirty-sixth Congress, caused also by the death of Mr. Harris; resumed the practice of law in Carrollton, Ill.; circuit judge 1867-1873; member of the State senate 1873-1877; again practiced law in Carrollton, Ill., until his death April 1, 1884; interment in the City Cemetery.